“Hope not just for a life after death, but for a love that was strong enough to endure it”
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All ideas are my own.
*Warning* Spoilers ahead
Haze by Rebecca Crunden was the first adult paranormal romance I have ever read and I’m glad that I did. It was a great book for beginners wanting to see what the genre is like. It is severely underrated and truly deserves more attention. I really enjoyed this book and gave it 4 stars.
My favorite part of this book was the characters. The main three characters, Eliza, Eric, and Miles, were amazing. I want Miles as a friend. He was always there for Eric and Eliza, looked out for them, and did everything he could to help keep them happy and alive. Eliza and Eric had a lot of problems and we watch the two of them go through their problems together and separately. They may have made some questionable choices, but they were driven to them because of grief which made them feel extremely real. Their romance was another thing I loved about this book. I adored the way their relationship developed throughout the story. By the end, it was so much stronger than it was when they were 19, and I’m glad we got to watch them grow together.
The mystery/paranormal aspect of this book was very well written. It kept me intrigued and invested in the story. I read this book super quick because I needed answers to Sam’s death and why they could see Paige even though she was dead. The answers and ending were super satisfying. It brought us back to the beginning to a seemingly inconsequential moment and brought everything together. Also, I’m glad this book gave Eric and Eliza the ending they have deserved since they were 19 years old.
Haze tackled some very tough subjects, such as grief, alcoholism, and assault. I thought it did a good job handling these topics and gave all characters closure that they deserved after dealing with those issues.
The only problem in the book was there were a few parts of the story that weren’t too clear. The main plot points made perfect sense, but some side plots/things about characters were never explained well enough. For example, I still don’t know what Miles’s job was. Logan’s death was never explained nor was what he did to get himself in jail. Also, Sam getting roofied and Eric helping her was never fully explained. Not having these points being unclear took away from the overall plot, but it would have been a better experience if I didn’t have a lot of questions and things were clearer.
Overall, this was a great read and I believe this book deserves more attention. I’m looking forward to reading more paranormal and mystery books.